Friday, December 30, 2011

Shabby Little Butterfly

  Have you ever taken a vacation that left you feeling like you needed to take a rest to recover from your vacation? No I'm not speaking in riddles :) it's just that as much as I have cherished every single moment of the Holidays, and the crafty break that came along. I have to admit, it all left me rather drained. My creative juices withered away,my mojo as dry as the desert, and I struggled to get back into the groove. Whats a girl to do?
   I did what I have done many times before, I turned to one of my favorite sources of inspiration......Victoria magazine, specifically an issue from June 10 years old!!! The pages of the issue were like a hug from an old and dear friend, and scattered with butterflies. I took my cue from the winged beauties and scoured my stamp shelves for a lacy image...and the spark to create was ignited!

That butterfly stamped in tea dye distress ink uplifted my spirits and the rest of the card just kind of "happened" on its own! I used a mojo sketch that I turned sideways from a few weeks ago, it is helpful for me to have a blueprint so to speak when I need a little boost, if you visit me very often I'm sure it comes as no surprise to you that Mojo monday sketches are my favorite!

The delicious papers are a combo of my little shoebox and Bella Blvd. The scrunched doily was a happy accident...I left it and a glass of diet coke on the counter, and it got wet, so I crumpled it and sponged it with walnut distress ink and it is the perfect amount of imperfection for this card! If you love the hand dyed ribbon, give my friend Kristen Swain a visit and pick some up for yourself.

I wanted to make this a thank you card because a) I always need them, and b)  I'm pretty thankful that my creative wings are in full swing again! The fab sentiment is a clear SRM sticker {if you ask me} one of the best and quickest ways to add just the right thing to a project! I'm smitten with the clear stickers for sure!

 I have been pondering my "one little word" for 2012 I haven't narrowed it down yet, but I think I have a few pretty good candidates! How about you?


Deneen said...

Beautiful card! Hope you have a healthy and happy New Year!

cdm317 said...

This card is is shabbylicious!
I really love the accidental doily.
Colleen (gonescrappin' cricut mbs)

Court said...